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MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
scotland yard hired a former news much the world editor as media consultant. the same year investigators decided not to pursue the phone hacking case. neil wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions we must are suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally, that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm in the uk who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a rise at the krngs becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. neil sean worked for another murdoch paper "the sun" and now an nbc analyst. >> she rose to the top through sheer ambition, fantastic networking and an ability to do the job. >> reporter: in 2002 with brooks at the paper's helm that "news of the world" reports allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager, mi
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 5:30am EDT
pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone-hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a immediate otheric rise at the condition, becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. neil sean worked for another murdoch newspaper, "the sun". >> she rose to the top through sheer ambition, networking and an ability to do the job. >> reporter: in 2002 with brooks at the paper's hlm that "news of the
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 9:00pm EDT
one police officer in london, the chief of scotland yard. that is just one of the ways the whole rupert murdoch scandal is getting awkward for politics and its most high-profile politicians, same goes for david cameron, also the leader of the conservative party, and the man he picked to be his communications director was arrested earlier this month. today the conservative party admitted ties to another person arrested in the scandal, advised on political matters in the run-up to the general election by a man named neil wallis. wallis was also arrested last week. in terms of the scale of the criminal behavior at hand and how much the company brass knew about it, the lithe of people we know to have been paid off to keep the story from getting any bigger now includes 700,000 pounds paid to a soccer union boss. one of the conditions of the settlement -- of the payment was con fi den chalty. also sienna miller got 100,000 pounds and andy gray was paid 20,000 pounds after the people's phones were hacked into, which is illegal. is it plausible that the brass at rupert murdoch inc, inclu
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 11:00am EDT
of a top exec over the weekend, and now the head of scotland yard and his assistant are resigning. if you're keeping score so far, there have been three high-profile resignations, ten arrests and it is not over yet. jim maceda is live in london to bring us up to speed on this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, thomas. make that four high profile resignations. just a couple of hours ago scotland yard's number two, john yates, also resigned under increasing, extraordinary, really, pressure. that on the heels on his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, he was the head of scotland yard. he, if you will, fell on his sword and said that he could not in good conscience continue with all the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distraction, which could not go on. of course among those ten arrests you mentioned, the latest high profile arrest was rebekah brooks, the chief of the british media holdings. she said it came as
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
the last 24 hours, two high-level resignations. >> head of scotland yard resigned yesterday. >> rebekah brooks was released on jail. >> rupert murdoch is said to face the scandal head-on tomorrow. >> now we move to david cameron. >> is cutting short a trip today to south africa. >> order. when are they going to do the decent thing and resign? >> congress now has 15 days to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling before the united states government goes into a catastrophic default on august 2nd. today harry reid announced the senate will meet every day until the debt ceiling is raised. yesterday, david rogers of politico discovered and reported that house speaker john boehner and eric cantor held a secret meeting with barack obama at the white house. a republican leadership aide said "the lines of communication are being kept open, but there's nothing to report in terms of an agreement or progress." tomorrow the house republicans will hold a vote on the tea party's preferred solution to deficit reduction, the cut, cap, and balance bill, a bill that would slash spending and make
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
bribing foreign officials, that being detectives at scotland yard, it's a violation of that act. we most frequently see that act being prosecuted with companies opening up plants or supply lines in third world countries and the brother of a prince or son-in-law of a queen gets a contract, basically a bribe, something that's prosecuted here mostly with large corporations doing things like that, but the facts do fit for news corp., if they bribed people at scotland yard to prosecute them in the u.s. >> how serious is the violation of a foreign practices act, something the sort of thing that could have more problems for a company? >> could have more problems, people could go to jail depending on how high you can show there was authorization to violate the act, but the corporation could be put into a monitorship for a period of time as we've seen with wall street companies over the years. they could actually make the company -- have the company lose its charter if they wanted to, but i'd like to move away from the criminal for a second, our federal communications, our fcc has also incre
MSNBC
Jul 25, 2011 5:30am EDT
. scotland yard urging caution saying it's unappropriate to speculate on how winehouse died. the singer had a well-documented struggle with alcohol and drugs. winehouse and family is asking for privacy, saying in a statement, our family has been left bereft by the loss of our daughter, sister and niece. she leaves a gaping hole in our lives. and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time. >>> still ahead on "way too early," a sports moment almost too good to be true. a pastor steals the show at saturday night's nascar race, going all "talledega nights" during the innovation. you should see this. >>> with all of the rightful foc focus, governor scott brown probably thought we wouldn't notice some newly unearthed modeling photos. we did. and they're have a knitting catalog. we'll share them with you. ♪ going to the bank without going to the bank... that's a step forward. with chase quickdeposit on your smartphone, you just snap a picture, hit send and done. chase quickdeposit. take a step forward and chase what matters. ♪ we just keep on keepin' on ♪ ♪ keep o
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 11:00am EDT
and the best way to do that is to get the justice department to investigate. scotland yard is under investigation of several thousand names and phone numbers. i'm sure we could be talking to scotland yard and find out whether americans were part of that. >> politicians in the uk have been chastised to are their recent or i guess their past fears of rupert murdoch and not doing anything against the media baron in having so much control. do you think there would be more politicians having come forward to join you in the investigation or at least the intent of an investigation to find out what could be happening here? >> i would hope certainly those of us who represent the tristate area who lost so many citizens in new jersey, we lost about 00 citizens on that fateful day, so for us this is a question of great moment, this is a question of real concern. we have been working with these families over time. we have been seeking justice along the way, and so when bin laden was killed, there was a measurement of justice, but we've got to make sure that these families have their privacy and
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal had anything to do with that. i don't know that any of that went on here and as of right now, it's still in london. a lot of folks want to bring it here. >> what is your opinion on that, ed? >> other than the potential hacking into the 9/11 victims, i'm not sure pat is wrong on this. he may be right. the one thing we don't want it to become, speaking as a democratic progressive. we don't want it to be a witch hunt on murdock. we don't need that. >> right. >> the story is bad enough on its own. >> andrea, let me invite you in on this. we are expecting testimony from murdock and his son tomorrow. that's going to be a circus-like scene. it's unclear who had connection to all of this. >> i think they all have connections. anyone who has lived or worked there knows. peter you spent a lot of time in london, you know the close connections between the murdock pape
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm EDT
compromised. and now we're seeing it happen in great britain. the idea that scotland yard and the prime minister and, you know, journalists at "news of the world" -- >> i feel like it's people whether you read the wiki leaks things or -- you go, of course, of course, and then some of the sex scanned always, of course he was sending a pictures of himself, or you see, of course, of course they're hacking. it's one of those things like where it's your worst fear, but it keeps getting confirmed. >> what it shows me is my how tame my own formr form of journalism is. i do think for murdoch, when you talk to folks like eliot spitzer, but there's a real threat to his fcc licenses, because bribing northeastern people if you're a u.s.-based company means you have vulnerability. >> if you're not familiar, which we're all kind of learning this away, america has the law called 9 foreign corrupt practices act, which means if you do business in america, and you exhibit corrupt behavior of some kind, paying bribes, in a foreign land, so let's say you're an oil company bribing somebody in russia t
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2011 10:00am EDT
implications to the takeover of bskyb and in terms of "the sunday times" or scotland yard that these are going to go. how far can you cut off a disease before you kill the patients. >> let's talk about doughnuts. dunkin' donuts thought to make a big move. >> there's one dunkin' donuts for about every 10,000 people in america. >> seems like one. >> there is one in every corner. they are planning to go public. this could add some of those animal spirits back into the marketplace. this doesn't only include donuts, my friend. it includes ice cream, as well. baskin-robins is part of this. for franchisees going public is hard. you have all of that scrutiny. we are concerned about jobs there. we are concerned about where it's going to price. i lost you at donuts, i think. >> i went to dunkin' donuts university one time. here is the lesson out of that. they're learning to make the donuts. don't go on the first couple of weeks. it takes a while to learn to make the donuts. note to self in case you should go. nicole lapin, thank you so much. >>> moments ago we heard from house speaker boehner.
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
scotland yard. while the editor of the irish edition of "news of the world," alex morinchuck, was also employed by police as a ukrainian language interpreter with access to highly sensitive police information between 1980 and 2000. yesterday, it was revealed that former "news of the world" executive neil wallis worked as a public relations adviser to the police department. that news forced britain's top cop, sir paul stephenson, to announce his resignation as police commissioner. former news international ceo rebekah brooks made more news today when detectives found a computer, paperwork, and a phone in a trash bin near her home. her husband claims a cleaner must have mistaken it for trash and put it in the bin. rebekah brooks was arrested and questioned for nine hours sunday, but no charges have been filed as of yet. brooks, who resigned from her post friday, is also scheduled to testify with murdoch and his son james before parliament. and in a bizarre and cinematic twist, scandal whistle blower sean horror was found dead today. the former "news of the world" reporter found out that
MSNBC
Jul 30, 2011 11:00am EDT
in scotland. somewhat less lavish than the previous royal wedding. you know what i'm talking about. among the guests, the queen herself and, of course, the newly weds kate and william. the bride does not use a royal title but she is 13th in line to the throne. specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> we are watching capitol hill right now, both houses of congress will be back in session. the republican-led house is at odds with the democratic-controlled senate with neither appearing open to the others' proposal. the senate shot down speaker boehner's plan last night and house republicans are indicating they will block majority leader reid's bill. >>> showdown in the courtroom, prosecutors battled it out wit
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
far eight people have been arrested but it may not end there. scotland yard believes the investigation will continue to grow and along with it the pressure on rupert murdoch's media empire. >> that was stephanie gosk. >> the real story there and willie touched on it, hugh grant has looked the same for 20 years. before knotting hill -- >> doesn't get work done. >> there was -- he did "about a boy", i like that one but he got old there then he got young again. i don't know how that happens. he's looking good. isn't that the story, the best analysis you've heard this morning. >> i would like to follow up with simon. >> you know who else hasn't aged? >> who? >> i remember watching him and it was in '63, the beatles still a year away but simon hobbs known as the ed sullivan of great britain, he hasn't aged a year. >> it's extraordinary, it's in the british genes. good morning. you know the germans have a word, it's called -- >> what are you upset about today? >> the germans have a word it's taking place here at other people's misfortune. in business terms, you know, you cut through really w
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 1:00pm EDT
the call. when is the texas governor going to answer it. >> scotland yard is the latest casualty many the uk hacking scandal. the country's two top police officials now quick. rebeckka brooks is outon bail and along with rupert murdoch they've all been called to testify tomorrow in parliament. and -- >> what are you doing here? >> thought i'd try out my sea legs. >> you ain't got no legs, lieutenant dan. >> you know him best as lieutenant dan from "forest gump." but the story doesn't stop there for gary sinise. how the role of a lifetime has inspired him to help our men and women in uniform. good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. can washington -- can wishing rather for a balanced budget make it happen? the house is voting tomorrow to cap spending and approve a balanced budget amendment. even though senate leaders say there is no chance of it passing. is this just a chance to let off some tea party steam? we me now georgia republican congressman john price member of the budget committee as well. congressman, great to see you. >> thank you so much. >> let's talk about th
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 7:00pm EDT
scotland yard. one day after number one man went belly up. and easy to follow flow chart tonight of the tangled relationships between and among murdoch's people and the police and will ask, is it happening here in america as well? if you've never heard that michele bachmann referred to homosexuality at bondage, despair and enslavement, gay rights groups have and are making sure will you. tonight, anything you say, or certainly anything michele bachmann says, will be used against you in the court of public opinion. let me finish tonight with a great moment for america. even if defeat at the world cup. we start with the republicans as a protest party. david korn and an msnbc political analyst and pat buchanan, a political analyst as well for msnbc. i was watching you on "morning joe." working both ends ever the block. 12 hours after you began your day. never seen a republican democrat party, we have is a position, take it or leave it. we're not dealing at all with you. what do you think of the party platform now. >>> the republican party, the tea part platform in effect coming out of
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2011 5:30am EDT
british sky broadcasting. a scandal that scotland yard now says may have targeted as many as 4,000 people. nbc's stephanie goss is in london for an update on moisture dough dock. >> the british public is looking for answers. the head of newscorp corporation rupert murdock, his son, james, and rebecca brooks have been asked to testify next week in front of a parliament. in an interview on the bbc, former prime minister gordon brown accused news international of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find that this happened. because of the links with criminals. >> in 2006, a murdock paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son had cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information. but a statement from news indianaer national says the story ran from a member of the public whose family has also experienced cystic fibrosis. also on the defensive, investigators from scotland yard who face accusations that police accepted bribees from reporters. >> an organization
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 3:00pm EDT
the top brass over at scotland yard. ezra. >> and speaking of scotland yard, how have they responded to the resignation of two senior officers in less than 24 hours. that is a high rate? >> well, the institution, itself, is reeling. you know, it just goes to show what the climate is like in this country right now that they would resign and resign so suddenly, and so quickly, one right after another. but the concerns right now are for the scotland yard's business and what it does not just? the folk hacking investigation, but larger issues like counterterrorism and the fact that next summer this city is hosting the london olympics and both of to officials have said that the distraction, they are concerned, over their position in the phone hacking position would get in the way of these larger pursuits arguably more important pursuits. >> and rebecca brooks who is testified tomorrow was arrested and released on bail yesterday and she is expected to stand in front of parliamentt tomorrow, and to my knowledge still is, but is there any reaction to that or any change in the schedule? >> no,
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2011 2:00pm EDT
new york times" that actually "news of the world" reporters used scotland yard police officials to ping people they were following or were interested in. that means they used actual cell phone towers to locate some of the celebrities or politicians that they wanted to follow. these are incredibly incriminating allegations that just go to show how wide the scope of this is, and how high up it goes within scotland yard and you mentioned today that the scotland yard investigators were in a hearing in parliament today facing tough questions from the members of parliament over their accusations that they turned a blind eye to what "news of the world" was doing and police officers were accepting payments of bits of information and on top of that you have prime minister gordon brown in an emotional interview with the bbc expressing his anger in the tactics of the newspapers owned by rupert murdoch were engaged in criminal activities and hired known criminals to get very personal information from him. >> and also, you have got -- this story is more incredible by the moment, but the former
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
here and that's no longer a good day. >>> scotland yard has lost its two top cops to the uk hacking and police bribery scandal. police commissioner paul stevenson and john yates resigned after reports of scotland yard hiring neil wallace as a media consultant. wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged no. of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally i did not and have no reason to do so. >> all eyes will be on parliament tomorrow when rupert murdoch and his son james get grilled by lawmakers. we're live in london. surely rupert murdoch will be asked about the cozy relationship between his news organization and police. >> there's no doubt that he's going to be asked about that and a lot more contessa. this story keeps rolling along. and changing it seems hour by hour. and all points now are pointing towards -- all roads are going towards obviously the murdoch family. that makes four high profile resignations. a few hours ago scotland yard's number two jamesuate resigned again under this rollin
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2011 10:00am EDT
wise, thank you. >>> well, scotland yard turning up the heat on murdoch. and preventing cancer and your headlines next. and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. so my old contact lenses would sometimes move out of place and blur my vision. my eye doctor said there's great news for people with astigmatism. acuvue® oasys for astigmatism. he said it's the only lens of its kind designed to realign naturally with every blink and created with hydraclear® plus. i'm seeing more clearly, crisply, comfortably, all day long. now life doesn't have to be a blur. [ male announcer ] learn more at acuvue.com. acuvue® oasys for astigmatism. >>> welcome back to jansijansin jansing & company. starting to expand in the east, the heat wave, 99 in washington d.c. and detroit.
MSNBC
Jul 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
bribes paid to scotland yard officers by the news of the world. could that be construed as an illegal foreign payment under the foreign corrupt practices act. >> the way this is unfolding thus far nothing seems like it's beyond the realm of possibility. robert, let me follow up with you on something that michael raised. it's unproven. it's a single allegation. everybody wants to know whether 9/11 victims were hacked. here's what the spokeswoman for news corp. told "the wall street journal" about the justice department's investigation, we have not seen any evidence to suggest there was any hacking of 9/11 victim phones nor has any one corroborated clearly what are very serious allegations. the story arose when an unidentified person speculated to the "daily mirror" if that happened. that paper printed the anonymous speculation which has mushroomed into the broader media with no substantiation. that's true, but you think about the milly dowler case where the 13-year-old teenager has been murdered and her voice mail is hacked, one wonders if that will be proven. >> that's true. m
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 5:30am EDT
were to happen in the aaa credit rating. >>> elsewhere, scotland yard said it's made a seventh arrest in connection with the phone hacking scandal surrounding the "news of the world" tabloid. there are calls here in the united states for investigation of reports that victims of the september 11th attacks also were targeted. new york congressman peter king, chairman of the house homeland security committee, is weighing in. >> i am asking the fbi to investigate it, to find out what the facts are. now, a lot has come out about hacking. we have reports that they were hacking into phones after 9/11 and to 9/11 victims. and since so much else has come out, i think it's important that this be investigated and tracked down. if it turns out not to be true, then that's great. on the other hand, there's too much out there right now for this not to be investigated. >> the controversy led newscorp, parent company of "news of the world" to pull its bid for british sky broadcasting yesterday, and now there are questions about the future of the media empire built by rupert murdoch. nbc's stephanie go
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 12:00am EDT
does to david cameron and the british government, to have both the head of scotland yard, the number two at scotland yard, and the director for cameron himself all either resigned or arrested at this point? it seems like the political fallout in britain is still really continuing. >> i think it's all of the pieces that makes the story so darn interesting, tough to look away. the "wall street journal" today suggesting that people like you, people like me, are far too interested in and we are engaging by taking joy in the pain and misery of mr. murdoch and the people that work there. at the same time, if you looked at the front page of the "wall street journal," splash, big story, three more stories inside. you have an editorial saying you're ganging up on us. well, hey, your own paper, the biggest, most important business paper in the world, saw fit to publish four big hard-hitting stories about it. >> right after the chain saw line, which i thought was a great line, while being insulted by it i admired the insulter. in the same paragraph, you get, they want -- they, you and i and the
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2011 8:00pm EDT
, senior police officers at scotland yard met the now-chief executive of news international and informed her of serious action, and the new investigation will no doubt uncover why no action was taken within news international. news international and every other responsible paper should be not to publish on page 25 or 27, but on page one, apologies to all individuals. >> then, here in the united states, california senator barbara boxer and west virginia senator jay rockefeller called on eric holder and the squurt and exchange commissions to see if news corp. violated u.s. law ins bribing police officials to gain access to private telephone information and records. part of their letter reads "the reported allegations against news corporation are very serious, indicating a pattern of illegal activity and involve thousands of potential victims. it's important to ensure no united states laws were broken and no united states citizens were victimized." also letters urging holder to conduct an investigation and now new york congressman peter king is calling for an fbi investigation into whether
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 10:00am EDT
scotland yard's handling of the investigation. his assistant also resigned. stephanie gosk is following the latest developments from london for us. >> reporter: richard, in the last 24 hours, there have been two high-level resignations from scotland yard and colluding the police chief himself, sir paul stevenson, he has resigned because he hired in 2009 a former editor of "news of the world." his deputy, john yates, has resigned after he was informed that he would be suspended while an investigation into scotland yard's investigation of the scandal was being conducted. john yates is being criticized for in 2009 not continuing to pursue an investigation into the phone hacking. all of this comes while their department continues to make arrests. on sunday they arrested rebekah brooks, i high-level trusted executive of rupert murdoch. her lawyer today said that this arrest took her by surprise, that she is not -- that she says she is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and that they held her for nine hours yesterday without presenting her with formal allegations or with actual e
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
coming in. we've got the picture, we make $1 million on the newspaper. >> the top two at scotland yard are now out. this is going to lop don this week -- london this weekend to look at the olympics. in one year from now, the world is coming there and scotland yard is in tatters. >> a lot to go. >> thanks, guys. >>> coming up, somalia is becoming the next target on the war on terror. the investigative reporter for the nation, jeremy skayhill. and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. my contacts are so annoying. i can't wait to take 'em out. [ male announcer ] know the feeling? try acuvue® oasys brand contact lenses with hydraclear® plus for exceptional comfort. it feels like it disappeared on my eye! [ male announcer ] discover why it's the brand eye doctors trust most for comfort. acuvue® oasys brand. [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen models, including the cc. and every volkswagen includes scheduled carefree maintenance.
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
they expect to have to face consequences for this? >> the head of the investigation for scotland yard told parliament this week that this investigation is ongoing and it's going to grow. she expects it to widen. there is no limit to it at this point. she did allude to the fact there could be more arrests. the arrest this morning was a 60-year-old former editor of "news of the world." his name is neil wallace. he was also the deputy to andy colson, who was arrested last weekend, a spokesperson for prime minister cameron. there's a lot of interest around his control of the paper and what it did while he was its steward. >> we were just showing new jersey senator frank lautenberg there, who has gone so far as to say look, news corp is an american corporation and could actually face consequences based on american laws, no matter where the crime allegedly happened. we'll have to wait and see how that plays out. stephanie, thank you. >>> a confessed child killer is due in court today. suspect levi aron is expected to be arraigned soon. aron led police to the body of 8-year-old leibby k
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2011 9:00am EDT
trusted lieutenants. the firestorm has also swept through scotland yard where two top police officials have had to resign. jim maceda is live in london, jim, set the stage. >> reporter: hi, chuck. well, you're right. all eyes are now on a very small room, very small room, maybe for 40 or 50, behind me in the building there, parliament building. there are overflow rooms. lots of tv sets. this is must-see tv for the brits today, and i would suspect elsewhere as one british politician said yesterday, these are the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire, and the phone hacking scandal, of course, with it. who will be appearing any minute now. to give you a taste of how electric the atmosphere here has been, just a little while -- about an hour ago, rupert murdoch arrived in a vehicle outside of parliament mobbed by dozens, perhaps hundreds of cameramen and photographers to the point where he couldn't get out of his car. he drove up a eventually came in through a back entrance. now, the murdochs and rebekah brooks will be grilled by ten members of something that doesn't sound
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 1:00am EDT
scotland yard and people answering these questions know something else about this story, i would be real surprised. >> mike papantonio, good to have you with us. thanks so much. >> thank you. >>> a chicken hawk republican uses dead american heros to prove a stupid point about the economy. he'll get the special place in the zone next. >>> and this is the scene in green bay, wisconsin, where democrat state senator dave hansen won his recall election, a major victory for the democrats and workers rights in the state of wisconsin. the state senator will join me live. stay with us. he'll get the special place in stay with us. welcome to hairco. aa-ah-ahhh! courtesy of new nice 'n easy colorblend foam. permanent, dimensional color, now in a delightful foam! just three shakes, foam it, love it! simply saturate hair root to tip, front to back. with tones and highlights. it's foamtastic! home haircolor, make room for foam haircolor! new nice 'n easy colorblend foam. your right color. >>> that was the crowd greeting governor scott walker at a new welcome center in wisconsin. his union busting
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Jul 19, 2011 2:00pm EDT
information that was extremely useful to scotland yard and in return mr. philbeck received information from the police computer -- >> well, i don't know about that, and most journalists who work as a crime editor or a crime correspondents have a working relationship with that their particular police force. >> when our report was published in early 2010, was when you were chief executive of "news international" and there was certain things where obviously we, a reporter we have found that the evidence from the people of "news international" was wholly unsatisfactory and the amnesia and inconceivable that clyde was a rogue reporter as have been passed on to us, and that we referred to the neville e-mail in there, and awe -- all of that kind of stuff, and when you were chief executive of "news international" at the time that the report was published, did you read the report? >> yes, i did. i'm not saying i read every single word of it, but i read a large majority of it and i particularly read the criticisms addressed to the company, and i can only hope that from the evidence that you have
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Jul 20, 2011 11:00am EDT
? >> yeah, there's an interesting tug of war going on at this point. here you have scotland yard and the government essentially saying, well, we were misled by news international executives. what you saw yesterday, which was pretty amazing, is you had rupert murdoch and his son james saying actually we were misled. the police report said there was no widespread phone hacking going on at our papers and we had no reason not to believe them. so there's definitely, you know, a little bit of trying to shift responsibility around on all parties. >> all right, so felix, rupert murdoch's wife literally sprang to the forefront when she protected rupert, her husband, from this pie attacker. what do we know about her and did her fierce defense of murdoch help him in this pr war as well as help her and raise her stock in the murdoch family. >> i think that was probably the best thing that happened for them in weeks is that, you know, wendi looked like she was fiercely protecting her husband, made them look like, you know, they were sort of being unfairly attacked. and i think, you know, it's a f
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Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
things happened here that happened over there. scotland yard made its ninth arrest in a widening scandal over in britain. how far will this go? joining us, u.s. senator barbara boxer from california. do you think the fbi should investigate the newscorp and rupert murdoch? >> absolutely and senator jay rockefeller, chairman of the committee of which i am a senior member, he joined me and we asked for an investigation by the department of gist is and the security and exchange commission. listen, chris, there are two laws that really may be implicated here, that may have been broken here. one is the foreign corrupt practices act that passed in the '70s. one is the so-called wiretap act. and american corporations can't break american laws, and rupert murdoch, according to reports, became an american citizen. his corporation is american, because he wanted to be able to own tv stations. well, the fact is, you have to abide by american law. >> let me ask you, do you believe in he bribed foreign officials? isn't that what we're talking about? his corporation? >> well, it's not a question
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Jul 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
resignation of scotland yard's top official this weekend and the arrest of one of murdoch's closest associates. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london. stephanie, when you hear about all of these resignations. some in government, some in news corp, it draws the picture of what was apparently a very tight-knit, closed circle between the government and the media in london. does it not? >> reporter: well, yeah, it does, chuck. this story started off about phone hacking and it very quickly has become a story about influence. this has really been an amazing 24 hours here. you have two high-level officials from scotland yard. the chief of police, sir paul stephenson, and his deputy, john yates, resigning. and then on top of that, his organization, his department, arrests a top executive at news corp, a trusted executive, rebekah brooks, who has been a lightning rod in this scandal. now, yates and stephenson have resigned over the connection scotland yard or actually the allegations that they mishandled the investigation into the phone hacking. stephenson hired in 2009 a former editor of "
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Jul 31, 2011 8:00am EDT
ann's daughter has tied the knot marrying her long time love in a private ceremony in scotland. they cell britted into the wee hours of the morning. stephanie, this time yesterday, you were hoping to get an invite. there were a lot of cute rugby guys funneling in. >> for didn't pan out. i tried hard, but in the end the doors it were closed. i knocked and no response. we all watched william and kate get married three months ago. that wedding and the party cost $30 million. by comparison, this wedding was $800,000. no doubt it was still a royal affair. it's a good year to be a royal. weddings, wonder for public support. the crowd outside let it be known. the royal finery was on display for the second time. big clears for the newlyweds, the duke and duchess. for this wedding, the pressure is off. they are relative unkboens. this is the queen's granddaughter. her husband is the captain of the rugby team. they said it would be private. >> no occasion where the queen and prince william and kate can be wholly private, not with the press outside. >> no cameras in the church not like in april
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Jul 12, 2011 3:00pm EDT
members of scotland yard. but why would they at the end? because murdoch has a business deal pending that is worth billions of dollars and eventually he wants the parliament's cooperation to buy bskyb. so it would jeopardize possibly his buying of that corporation. >> yes, indeed. and it seems that senior police officers wither in the pay of rupert murdoch, so it is possible that rupert murdoch not only seduced the politicians, but also the police? >> well, they were accuse of that today, and senior investigator tos at scotland yard, and they vigorously denied those charge, but they did open up the door on the possibility that police officers at a lower level were paid for news tips, and it does seem as if there is evidence out there that that was a common practice at least that is what is being alleged right now, it was a common practice of "news of the world" and perhaps other publications belonging to rupert murdoch, but investigators today vehemently denying that there was a conspiracy behind their investigation or the fact that their investigation didn't move forward six years a
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Jul 12, 2011 5:30am EDT
high-ranking officers at scotland yard, who were part of the original investigation into "news of the world" were themselves victims of hacking. the allegations raising new questions about their handling of the case, and whether or not they feared reprisals from the paper. those officers will appear at a hearing on that today. >>> and that's expected that the tabloid controversy is weighing heavily on shares of news corp. publisher of the sunday "times" and the now-shuttered "news of the world. "let's get all up in your business this morning. cnbc's lisa bojesen is live in london. >> you mentioned the pressure on news corp. shares we saw them closing lower by something like 7.5%. this morning continued pressure on b sky b shares with the stock down by as much as 5% early on. we saw late yesterday that murdoch made the bid, the potential bid that he's trying to push through for b sky b. a little more political, by putting it into the hands of the politicians here who in turn are putting it forward to a longer-term commission hearing that will take place or investigation taking place in
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Jul 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
how cozy this relationship was between scotland yard -- >> do you guys want us to stick around? >> stevenson, the scotland yard chief who has resigned said he's embarrassed by the fact he hired neil wallace to be a media consultant. >> i should say in terms of news for american audience there were some very strong denials here by both from rupert and james murdoch that there was any evidence that 9/11 victims in the united states had their phones hacked. that's important because that's what the fbi is investigating. that is probably the most serious allegation relating to news corp. in the united states that's out there and they couldn't be more emphatic that they've seen no evidence of that and they have no evidence of that. now, again, they've made some pretty strong denials in the past. we'll have to wait and see this play out. but it is worth noting that on that front in familiar they were pretty emphatic. the other point and michelle referred to this is, you know, rupert murdoch was asked point-blank, do you intend to resign and he said point-blank, no. and he believes whi
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
in the business sense, not that big of a deal. this time the number two man in scotland yard. one day after number one man went belly up. and easy to follow flow chart tonight of the tangled relationships between and among murdoch's people and the police and will ask, is it happening here in america as well? >> i think it's all of the pieces that makes the story so darn interesting, tough to look away. wall street journal today suggesting people like you, people like me were far too interested in this and we're engaging by taking joy in the pain and misery of mr. murdoch and the people that work there. at the same time, if you looked at the front page of the wall street journal, splash, big story, three more stories inside. you have an editorial you're ganging up on us, but your own paper, biggest, most important business paper in the world sought it fit to publish four hard-hitting stories about it. >> right after the chain saw line, while being insulted by it i admired the insulter. they want -- they, they want their read toers believe based on no evidence that the to be loid excess
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Jul 27, 2011 11:00am EDT
scotland more than 22 years ago appeared at a rally in support of moammar gadhafi. take a look. you see him there. the former libyan intelligence agents abdel al-megrahi was released from prison in 2009. >>> and a rescue from the rains in south korea. many of the people killed in the landslide were college students doing volunteer work. >>> police are warning female shoppers to be on the lookout in the washington d.c. area and northern virginia area. police are searching for a man making sneak attacks in area shopping malls. his target? their back sides. the man's m.o. is to create a diversion before slashing with a box cutter. these attacks started in february. >>> the woman known as the jay walking mom was convicted in connection with the death of her 4-year-old son. she faced up to three years in prison. the judge in the case gave her the choice of community service and one year of probation or to go to trial once again. >> we are weighing our options right now. there is a part of me that doesn't want to go through it again. by the same token, i said if i did it once, if that is
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